When we planned the route, we selected the Recovery Centres as 4 key places we wanted to visit – even though they were temporarily closed due to Covid-19. It was to highlight the problems facing the charity sector and our chosen charity Help For Heroes in particular – and why we needed to fundraise for them.
Since then the world has changed even more, and as of a few weeks ago (at the time of writing), Help For Heroes handed the Recovery Centres to the MOD for their continued operation. In a statement at https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/our-recovery-centres/ Help for Heroes said:
“Update March 2021
Help for Heroes is no longer operating out of its’ four Recovery Centres in Tidworth, Catterick, Colchester and Plymouth.
On behalf of the nation, Help for Heroes made a promise to support wounded veterans and their families for as long as they need it. We have remained responsive to the changing needs of wounded veterans and reflected best practice developments in service delivery, adapting our support to meet vital gaps in care provision over the past 14 years.
Veterans’ needs have also evolved over time to mean that there is now a greater requirement for support closer to home, in communities and online. Our focus now and ongoing is on increasing delivery of the same types of face-to-face support in the community, as was previously accessed at a recovery centre, as well as increasing digital access to our life-changing services.
We have adapted all of our services and our support remains available today”.